[Release] Stations for Extra Planets

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Re: [Release] Stations for Extra Planets oxp 1.3

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About traders in deep space:

I've been puzzling over that as yes in fact space is (in the words of the HHG) Big... Really Really Big...
However you can visualize traffic , and the probability of another ship, as a field (inverse square or cube) from each station.
Add these field strengths up from your current location and roll the dice say once a minute to see if you have an encounter*.
Adding the fields strengths together like that gives a pseudo spacelane between each station.


*If your condition is green AND you are in a legitimate system
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Re: [Release] Stations for Extra Planets oxp 1.3

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Dr.Tripsa wrote:*If your condition is green AND you are in a legitimate system
There are illegitimate systems? :shock:
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Re: [Release] Stations for Extra Planets oxp 1.3

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Diziet Sma wrote:
Dr.Tripsa wrote:*If your condition is green AND you are in a legitimate system
There are illegitimate systems?
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Re: [Release] Stations for Extra Planets oxp 1.3

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LOL, well it's possible to have green condition in a missed jump (which would not properly be a system)
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Re: [Release] Stations for Extra Planets oxp 1.1

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Tichy wrote: Btw... done anyone knows why the autopilot, sometimes, acts strangely? Like overly correcting the path od turning your ship while it's alredy in the dock port (damagaing it badly O_O).

I noticed that this doesn't happen while docking at the main station, but it happens frequently with other stations, like these. It happened also with the stations that were in some extra planets of the assassins guild oxp.
Yeah, some stations are buggy. A while back, I had incorporated some of the Z_GrOovy stations into the main game (e.g. Tetrahedron on systems with low tech level) but I ended up removing them after discovering how buggy they were. The autopilot refuses to dock with the Tetrahedron, probably because the docking port is too small (short height) to be safe. The Coriolis from that set, as I recall, doesn't trigger the docking sequence until you've passed through the back wall of the docking port, at which point you become blind to your surroundings and start bouncing off the walls you can't see.

I'll have to remove them from from my installation of this OXP too, which otherwise is pretty neat.

Unless, of course, someone can fix them... I do like the Tetrahedron design, apart from the low-height docking bay.

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Re: [Release] Stations for Extra Planets oxp 1.4

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New version 1.4.

* BeaconCodes of beacons of extra stations are now named like this: "N - Solartec...". This means no change in standard Oolite when cycling through beacons as extra stations still get the beacon symbol N, but with MilHud 4000 and other possible oxps that rely on beaconCodes, the stations are now identified correctly.

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Re: [Release] Stations for Extra Planets oxp 1.4.1

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Updated to 1.4.1.

* Fixed a typo/bug in script that occasionally causeda javascript exception.

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Re: [Release] Stations for Extra Planets oxp 1.4.1

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How could I have missed it? Grabbing a system *e*ux and this ASAP!

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Re: [Release] Stations for Extra Planets oxp 1.5

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And here we go. Brand new version (1.5) with a bundled bonus 8) .

* Captain Beatnik's Sodalite station has been added to the mix. Corporate logos have been removed from the texture and I have added a normal map. Big thank you to Captain Beatnik for providing the Gimp files for me.
* Bonus: a mini game of "Collect 'em all." Inside the zip is another oxp called Station Spotter. Put it into your addons folder and start visiting those far away stations. Every time you visit a new type of station (from this oxp), the spotter makes a note of the station, date and system. When docked, you can review your spottings from the interfaces screen (f4).

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Re: [Release] Stations for Extra Planets oxp 1.5

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Thank you spara, Loving the mini game and looking forward to the introduction of the habitat station in future editions :)
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Re: [Release] Stations for Extra Planets oxp 1.5

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Hello Spara,

I am still enjoying this OXP as a part of my game, perhaps even more so with the Additional Planets OXP.

I am however wondering if Furball 1.8 can be made to work with Stations for Extra Planets as this would make some Anarchies even more anarchic:)
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Re: [Release] Stations for Extra Planets oxp 1.5

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New version (1.6) is up.

* With Zieman's permission here, Zieman's Habitat station is now added to the mix. I find it quite nice as it is, so I have not touched anything, except I have removed the Stingers as defenders.

Happy hunting, it's quite a rare sight.
Duggan wrote:I am however wondering if Furball 1.8 can be made to work with Stations for Extra Planets as this would make some Anarchies even more anarchic:)
Quick look at the Furball oxp suggests that it would require tweaking that oxp. Let's see if I get inspired at some point. Or someone else...

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Re: [Release] Stations for Extra Planets oxp 1.5

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spara wrote:Zieman's Habitat station is now added to the mix. I find it quite nice as it is, so I have not touched anything, except I have removed the Stingers as defenders.
I like Zieman Habitats, and have them installed as a standalone. LIke you, I removed the Stingers - and I added a slow rotation to the Habitats.
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Re: [Release] Stations for Extra Planets oxp 1.6

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This oxp is now available from the expansion pack manager for Oolite 1.79. To make saving at the station work, I had to combine this oxp with Additional Planets oxp. Meaning that this oxp now only works with the Additional planets oxp. Station spotter addon is bundled into the package.

And again, I had to make some big changes, so please report any weirdness.

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Re: [Release] Stations for Extra Planets oxp 1.6

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spara wrote:[...] please report any weirdness.
I have some weirdness to report.

In Trunk the stations have no market. You can add it by editing in...

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"market_definition" = ();
...but it is just a copy of the main station market. It works as expected in 1.80. I'm not sure what causes it. There are no error messages in the log that seem to be relevant. (There are a few of them about sub-entity definitions being deprecated, but I don't think that would cause problems.)
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